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If you're hunting for Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils, you've hit the Mother Lode!  At Mother Lode Rock Shop, you get to pick.  Choose the exact specimens you want from our wide-ranging collection of Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils.

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About Mother Lode Rock Shop

A vacation trip to Yosemite is what first got me hooked on geology.  In college I studied subjects like mineralogy, stratigraphy, paleontology, and oceanography, earning my degree in Earth Science.  I've spent many a chill Arizona desert morning rubbing elbows with other rockhounds at the huge gem and mineral shows in Tucson and Quartzsite.  Mother Lode Rock Shop is a way to share my enthusiasm with people who "dig" rocks, minerals and fossils as much as I do.

Resident RockhoundHappy customers are the number-one priority here at Mother Lode Rock Shop.  You're invited to see and select the exact rock, mineral, or fossil specimen you'll receive, whether you're adding to your collection, just starting one, or choosing a gift for that special rockhound in your life.  Unless otherwise noted, you'll receive the exact specimen shown in each photo, making each purchase truly "one of a kind."

-   Every order comes with free standard shipping to U.S. addresses, no minimum purchase required, no strings attached.

-   I ship orders 6 days a week.  (My Post Office is closed on Sunday.)  Orders are normally shipped within one business day.

-   Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If for any reason you decide not to keep your order when it arrives, you're welcome to return it for a full refund—no questions asked.

Rocks, minerals, and fossils tell a fascinating story—the story of Planet Earth.  What was the Earth like in the past?  How did it become the way it is today?  And how can we expect our home planet to change in the future?

Rocks, minerals, and fossils hold the answers to those questions.  Some answers have already been discovered; others are still buried, waiting for scientific investigators to study clues and solve mysteries.  The story of Planet Earth truly reads like part history book, part detective novel.

Besides geology, what other field of learning is built on a foundation that links together so many different sciences?  Chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, soil science, climatology, ecology, astronomy...the list goes on and on.

But rocks, minerals, and fossils aren't just educational.  They're fun to collect!  They look really cool!  You can create beautiful things with them!  People of all ages, all walks of life, all over the world are drawn to rocks, minerals, and fossils, maybe because they tell our story, too—the story of how we got here.

So please, have a look around.  Discover something you've never seen before.  Learn something new.  Most important, have fun!  The selection here at Mother Lode Rock Shop is constantly changing (just like Planet Earth), so I hope you'll come back and visit soon.

          - Karin Hofland
            Proprietor, Mother Lode Rock Shop

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Mother Lode Rock Shop
PO Box 1812
Nevada City, CA 95959